- a vessel or duct.
Origin of vas
First recorded in 1645–55, vas is from the Latin word vās vessel
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Only Vasa knew of their existence outside myself and my dead father.The Green Mummy
In him the best traits of the Vasa dynasty were admirably blended and enlarged.Sweden
He presented the artist with the Order of Vasa, set in brilliants.Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous
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Vasa was the family name of her father and the ancient king of Sweden.Historic Girls
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- anatomy zoology a vessel, duct, or tube that carries a fluid
C17: from Latin: vessel
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Word Origin and History for vasa
plural vasa, Latin, literally "vessel." Vas deferens (plural vasa defferentia) is from 1570s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An anatomical duct or canal conveying any liquid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
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